Yorkshire & the Humber

Yorkshire & the Humber

Sheffield Social Centre Injunction Hearing

At around 1pm today notices were served at the Sheffield Social Centre, http://sheffieldsocialcentre.org.uk/ giving notice of an eviction hearing at 3pm today, Tuesday 6th October 2009.

At the 3pm possession case hearing the judge agreed to give until 10am tomorrow to contest the possession case.

Sheffield Social Centre Opens

The location of the Social Centre can now be announced:

Pisgah House Road in Broomhill, S10 5BJ

You can take a number 52 bus from the centre of town to just past Broomhill at Hoole Road and it’s a two minute walk from there.

GM Round-Up: Ready? Global sabotage the answer

Despite the European Food Safety Authority and of course Monsanto declaring MON 810 maize to be safe, Germany and France in Spring of this year banned the cultivation of this genetically modified crop. It was the only GM crop permitted in Germany. There are very active opposition movements in both countries - ripping up GM crops both at night and by day, occupying fields were it was due to be planted and other wide-scale protests.

Highgate Farm Protest Camp

Activists have occupied land near the entrance of Highgate Rabbit Farm in protest against their breeding of rabbits and ferrets for the vivisection industry. They supply several university and commercial laboratories, including Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS).

Latest EF! Action Update bursts forth

Car tyres deflate in the night, diggers halted in their tracks, buildings and MPs covered in slime...airports plagued by crazy golf, picnics, city gents and hostage-taking...eco-villages and other autonomous spaces sprout, as others are under threat...tree-sits, banks evicted, fake phone-masts and whaling ships sunk....it must be time for another Earth First! Action Update, bringing you a concentrated quarterly blast of inspiration and contacts to get out there and take direct action against the bastards threatening this planet and its inhabitants.

News from the front-lines - permanent protest camps old and new, and temporary gatherings in a field near you, all the dates and info you need for a summer of blistering action and torrential outpourings!

Successes here, across the pond and round the very other side of the world.

Drax 29 defendants found guilty

News is being tweeted out of court - all defendants found guilty of obstruction of the train.
Judge has stated that he will be imposing community service type punishments and no prison time.
Defendants liable for costs and compensation.

Drax29 - climate activists on trial

Last June, 29 people stopped a train loaded with coal that was heading for Drax power station. Today their trial began at Leeds Crown Court.

The Coal caravan has arrived in West Yorkshire! AND daily blog

29.04.2009
The coal caravan is now in West Yorkshire and has visited Fairburn Ings which is threatened with open casting and Ferrbybridge power station which will burn the coal.

The Coal Caravan reaches Ferrybridge

Picnic protest over airport plan

25 April 2009
Sixty climate campaigners have held a picnic in the check-in hall at Leeds Bradford Airport in a protest over its planned expansion.
The airport wants to build a £28m two-storey extension to the terminal building which would house an improved check-in area and departure lounge.

Campaigners say the plan will cause an increase in greenhouse gas emissions.

Scarborough Climate Action Network opens community resource centre.

After being inspired into action by the fight against global climate chaos, the Scarborough Climate Action group have opened "Green Planet", a community resource centre for education, information and participation on the east coast of Yorkshire.

They aim to provide a central point for people in the local area to

Coal caravan coming very soon - route info & how to book if you are coming - & phone number

COAL CARAVAN
24 April-4 May 2009

Hello !

**Now we're enroute, contact us by phone if you are planning to join us and want to get in touch then please call 07729575582**

Fight Speciesism! #8 - Out Now

Spring 2009 issue of the latest anti-speciesist, anti-capitalist, abolitionist direct action news is out now.

Articles: SHAC 7 solidarity, operation sinking ship, hunt sabbing, mink released, 'fashion' shop closed, liberationists arrested, max mara campaign, international actions, prisoner letters, police under attack, alf vs wageningen uni, prisoner support, monkeys fight back, netcu, bullring riots, aeta 4, earth liberation, mexican actions, whale wars, rioting in london and edo smashed.

Council's £50,000 attack on volunteer-run social centre

Press release from The Common Place, for immediate release 7pm 27th Feb 2009